It’s been 3 years since a devastating earthquake shook Haiti. But many people there are still recovering emotionally and economically. Many are looking for ways to better their own lives and the lives of their families.
One group of women living in a government-owned tent camp recently received some help from some American soapmakers. Marla Bosworth of Back Porch Soap Company and Amanda Griffin of Lovin Soap traveled to Haiti earlier this month to help these women start their own soap business. They call their project “Beauty in Haiti”, and they hope to help these women achieve their dreams.
On this first trip, Marla and Amanda demonstrated how to make the soap, and helped them source ingredients locally. You can read more about the trip and watch some spirited videos at Amanda’s Lovin Soap blog. They will return later in the year to teach the women more and help them firm up the list of suppliers.
Marla and Amanda are volunteering countless hours and covering all the expenses themselves right now. You can help defray some of the costs of this project by donating to “Beauty in Haiti” at their Indiegogo page. Every donation helps and is appreciated!
(I am not personally involved in “Beauty in Haiti”. I just think it’s a great project, and I’ve donated to the cause. I hope you’ll consider it and spread the word!)